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Tony Martin: Released First Song From Upcoming Album

Tony Martin released the first track “AS THE WORLD BURNS” as a Lyric Video. The song is taken off upcoming SOLO album titled “THORNS”. The Album will be released on January 14th via Battlgod Productions in Asia, Australia, Europe, UK and Scandinavia.
Pre-Orders are available at: http://www.battlegod-productions.com

The new album will feature Danny Needham (Venom), Magnus Rosen (HammerFall), Scott McClellan (who helped co-write the album) and Greg Smith who performed with Alice Cooper, Rainbow, Blue Öyster Cult, and many more.

Talking about the new album, Tony says: “This new album is probably the most “Tony Martin” a Tony Martin album has ever sounded!! It’s got several surprises that will lift people’s eyebrows I am sure. Largely but not entirely based around the riffs of Scott McClellan, new to the world scene he has proved to be a worthy partner in crime for this release… I was able to make some great songs out of the riffs he was coming up with which is very similar in the writing sense to that which I experienced with Tony Iommi. Different sound and style but the riffing talent that someone like Scott has are very cool.”

Tony states that the album is the “diverse, melodic, powerful, thought-provoking and of a standard high as ever I have worked on.” He believes “there are stories still to tell, songs still to be sung and with this album. I feel it’s achieved everything I could have wished for.” Tony is “grateful to the people who have given their extra talents in appearances on this recording. It’s been a challenge in COVID lockdown, getting everyone’s performances from across the world, but in another way, it was a perfect opportunity to get it done.”

Battlegod Productions label founder Peter Kotevski says that “Tony Martin is one of the best Metal vocalists of all time and lyrically brilliant and musically fantastic, a True Heavy Metal Legend.”

Tony Martin, is an English heavy metal vocalist, best known for his time fronting Black Sabbath, initially from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1993 to 1996. Martin was the band’s second longest-serving vocalist after Ozzy Osbourne. Eternal Idol and Headless Cross are among the best known Black Sabbath albums featuring Tony Martin as well as Scream his solo album from 2005.

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Tracklist – Thorns:

01 As The World Burns
02 Black Widow Angel
03 Book Of Shadows
04 Crying Wolf
05 Damned By You
06 No Shame At All
07 No Where To Fly
08 Passion Killer
09 Run Like The Devil
10 This Is Your Damnation
11 Thorns

Tony Martin: Facebook

EMERALD SUN: Release cover and tracklist for the new album “KINGDOM OF GODS”

The Greek power metallers EMERALD SUN will release their fifth album “KINGDOM OF GODS” on January 28th, 2022.

It will be the first collaboration with their new label EL PUERTO RECORDS.
KINGDOM OF GODS (Cover & Artwork Michael Gladigau) contains 10 brand new, varied classic power metal hymns.

Once again, producer Marcos Rodriguez (Ex RAGE) was responsible for mix & mastering.

EMERALD SUN was founded in Thessaloniki / Greece in the late 1990s.
They have released four albums so far, KINGDOM OF GODS will be the fifth album by the Greeks, who in the past attracted attention with duets with Liv Kristine or Peavy Wagner.

The release concert will – back to the roots – be reserved for Thessaloniki, some summer festivals are booked. With the LuckyBob Music Agency as their booking agency and the record label El Puerto Records at their side, EMERALD SUN are ready for the next step and that can actually only be Metal Olympus for Greeks.

Pre-Order will start on December 17th, 2021 at www.epr.rocks
Digital friends can find the album here: https://bfan.link/kingdom-of-gods

Tracklist EMERALD SUN – “Kingdom Of Gods”
01 – Book Of Genesis
02 – Heroes On The Rise
03 – Hellbound
04 – Legions Of Doom
05 – Gaia (The End Of Innocence)
06 – Kingdom Of Gods
07 – Raise Hell
08 – The Hunter
09 – We Will Die On Our Feet
10 – Where Warriors Belong

Emerald Sun: Facebook

AS LIGHT DECAYS: Release New Video The Torrents Fall a heartbroken story from an Aussie farmer

Perth thrash band AS LIGHT DECAYS has released their latest video for the single ‘The Torrents Fall’, a song that is dedicated to all the farmers across Australia. Off their latest album SYSTEM OF DIVISION, the video highlights a tale of an Aussie farmer facing the battles that come with tackling our sunburnt land.

“The Torrents Fall is a quintessentially Australian tale of an Aussie farmer who is battling a crippling drought and facing the loss of his livelihood until the rains finally come and bring salvation. It showcases resilience and strength in the face of adversity,” explains singer Jamie Gaitskell, “since writing The Torrents Fall in 2019, it’s been a staple in all of our live sets, and it’s personally one of my favorite songs to perform.”

“We recently celebrated National Agriculture Day in Australia (November 19),” guitarist Brett Dunsire explains, “so the timing is perfect for everyone to celebrate all that the farmers do to feed the nation, often through much hardship.”

The video, directed by Peter Renzullo and shot across two very classic Australian locations, aims to pack an emotional punch- highlighting the strong story in the track. With personal experience amongst some of the band members working the land, the band hopes to showcase and rally support for local farmers.

2. Mercy Kill
3. The Blame Game
4. Chaos In Order
5. The Torrents Fall
6. Dissent from Above
7. Rasstrelny
8. Revolutions

Get your copy of the album here: https://aslightdecays.bandcamp.com/


Metal Alliance 2021: Postponed from original date October 16th to February 19th

Metal Alliance is Australia’s first multi-genre metal festival, bringing you a taste of everything metal, from punk to death metal and everything in between. Founded by Aleks Rad in 2020, Metal Alliance is keeping all things Metal thriving in a brand new lineup with each year’s edition and creating opportunities for both local Sydney bands and national Aussie bands. This festival will see some of Australia’s best come together in an epic night at its home of Sydney’s Factory Theatre Floor in Marrickville

Metal Alliance 2021 Postponed Due to Sydney’s lockdown, the new date is February 19th. All bands on the lineup are still scheduled for this new date. All tickets are valid for the new date.
Black-Roos Entertainment (the folks behind Metal United Down Under and Metal United World Wide) is proud to be the media partner for the festival.

Confirmed acts in no particular order:
Warrior Within
Pestilent Doom
Two Faced

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Satin White: Released Official VIDEO A.I From Debut Album Not Grayed At All

“The song is the star” is German rock band SATIN WHITE’s motto and with the release of their new video A.I. they will show you why.  It is the second single off of their debut album ‘Not Greyed At All’ and is available on their band’s YouTube channel. The album was released on November 25th independently.

SATIN WHITE, fronted by Carsten Kettering (ROSS THE BOSS/ MAJESTY/ IVORY NIGHT) and accomplished musician Frank Schnitzer is a studio band that was meant to be. Coming together after playing together in various projects for many years, they are focused on creating good, honest music. An album filled with catchy melodies, infectious grooves, and songs that make an impact, this latest video follows on from that mission. Music for all fans of rock and just simply well-written music, SATIN WHITE invites everybody to experience their music with them.

To stay up to date with the band head to their website: https://satinwhite.net/

1. I Feel Alive
2. Wonderland
3. I’ll Be Here
4. Come On
5. Daydreamer
6. Cry, Children
7. Like Anyone
8. Heading For The Night
9. Abused
10. Come And Go
11. A.I.

Get the album at the bands online shop: http://satinwhite.net/shop/
or at Bandcamp: https://satinwhite.bandcamp.com/album/not-grayed-at-all


Empyreal Sorrow: Release Visualizer for No Absolution

You reap what you sow – EMPYREAL SORROW’s new single „No Absolution“ takes revenge on all the bootlickers and bigmouths that surround us each and every day. Like with all songs on the upcoming EP „HARM(ONY) WITHIN“ hate is the determining element of inspiration for the band’s energetic Melodic Death Metal. Nothing suits a razor-sharp yet groovy guitar-riff better than a pissed singer that’s spilling his guts onto the microphone – and EMPYREAL SORROW even has two of them.


Terrorential: Aussie Metal Outfit Drop Lyric Video for Flood the Earth

Earlier this year Sydney thrash/death metal band TERRORENTIAL released their debut album VISIONS. Off the back of this tremendously brutal album, TERRORENTIAL has treated fans by releasing a lyric video to the track Flood the Earth.

Waking up on the day he started writing the track, frontman Larry Papura recounts “I can’t remember exactly why I was so pissed off, but I was just pissed off at everything.”

“I thought to myself If I was some sort of supervillain, I would make it rain until the whole planet floods, then move the earth closer to the sun so it boils everything and kills everything then bring it back to the goldilocks zone and start again.”

Now available on the band’s YouTube page, the cathartic release of anger that is Flood the Earth highlights exactly why the fans flock to metal, in particular TERRORENTIAL’s brand of brutality.